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Post by racer12306 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:04 pm

While reading Diesel Power Magazine I came accross a list of dyno shops in every state. I think it is every dyno shop, but I'm not completly sure.

I figured this would help a lot of people out who want to dyno their cars. What I am going to do is post all of these dyno shops by state for every state. If I can find it online I'll post the link or copy and paste all the addresses and phone numbers here.

I will post all of the info I find in the magazine. Most have phone numbers, some have web sites and the ones that don't have phone numbers have web sites.

I can't take any credit for compiling this. All that goes to Diesel Power Magazine. For any of you that have a little interest in diesel powered vehicles you should check it out. It seems a little more real world that Diesel World (I think thats the name of the other one), but they do still have the crazy 10 sec Duramax or the 2000ft-lb Cummins for everyone to gauk at.

I will do this as I can. I will update this original post.

I would prefer that this information not be shared with neons.org, 1gn would be fine since its out sister site. This is for the good people here at 2gn mainly.

Be sure to call ahead of time to set up an appointment, get pricing and to get recommendations on how you can have a successful session.

Posted by 60Trim on the next page (placed here for easy reference)...

Tips for a successful Dyno Trip
___ The car cannot have any exposed wires. All connections must be soldered or butt-connected. No twisted and taped wires.

___ The check-engine light must not be on. The ECU cannot be throwing any codes. If you are throwing any codes they must be accounted for ahead of time and deemed acceptable. Existing codes: _________________________________

___ The battery must be fresh and charged. If the vehicle is equipped with an alternator it must be in strong working order and putting out the correct voltage.

___ There should be no fluid leaks (coolant, oil, fuel, meth, etc.). Leaking fluids can cause damage to the expensive electrical systems under the dyno. They can also lead to detrimental engine damage. Usually, an hourly cleanup fee will be charged for any fluids leaked onto the Dyno.

___ Make sure the engine has the correct amount of fresh oil. If you have very old or contaminated oil, you will not get the results you are looking for and major engine damage can occur.

___ Ensure that your engine’s cooling system is properly bled and burped. The car must not be overheating.

___ Ensure that a good thermostat is installed. Street cars are required to run a thermostat.

___ Fuel pumps should not be installed if there is rust or any debris in a fuel tank. Replace rusted tanks and clean out all debris. Make sure you have a fuel pump and injectors that are adequate for the power you wish to make.

___ Perform a compression test. Perform a leakdown test if necessary. You need to be aware of the condition of your motor. If there is a problem cylinder, consider if you really want to get tuned with a hurt engine.

___ Make sure all bolts are tightened. Loose components will cause tons of headaches.

___ Ensure there are no vacuum leaks. For turbo/supercharged engines, ensure that all the piping is secured and there are no boost leaks. This is best done by using a tool to pressurize the piping system with an air compressor to verify there are no hidden leaks.

___ For turbo/supercharges vehicles, most shops highly recommend that t-bolt clamps be used instead of standard hose/worm clamps. I know for vehicles boosting over 10psi, regular hose clamps are not allowed in my book. A tune cannot be performed if charge pipes are popping off.

___ For turbo vehicles, ensure that oil return lines have a direct path to the oil pan and are adequately sized. Small, poorly routed or misdirected oil return lines will cause excessive smoking.

___ Make sure that the turbo or supercharger is in good working order (no excessive shaft play in turbochargers).

___ Alignment and tires: make sure that your vehicle has been properly aligned and the tires are in good condition. If the car pulls to one side on the road, it will do so on the dyno as well. Low quality/old tires tend to explode on the dyno. Regular street tires work great.

___ Ensure that NEW spark plugs are installed. Ensure that they are gapped appropriately and that they are of an appropriate heat range for your power goals. Significantly higher than stock-powered engines should not be equipped with stock head-range spark plugs.

___ For vehicles that have accessible spark plugs that shops can remove on the dyno in a reasonable amount of time (4-cylinder Hondas, 4-cylinder Mitsubishi’s, etc.), ensure that you bring a minimum of one additional set of new spark plugs. There is no such thing as too many extra spark plugs.

___ Verify that your braking system is up to par (no air in the lines, vacuum hooked up to boosters if installed, etc.).

___ Ensure that the valve lash is set properly.

___ Ensure that your vehicle is not smoking excessively. White smoke means the car is burning coolant. Blue smoke means it is burning oil. Black smoke means that the vehicle is running rich.

___ Ensure that your exhaust system is accessible. Some shops will be using an expensive autronic wideband to accurately tune your car’s air/fuel mixture, and they need to be able to insert the sniffer into your exhaust system or screw its sensor directly into an exhaust pipe. Eliminate any possible exhaust leaks.

This was pulled off of Coloradoracing.net. The guy that wrote this works at Revolutions Tuning in Colorado Springs.


I have made posts in all of the regional forums.

North East: http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?p=348933#348933

New England: http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?p=348940#348940

South/South East: http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?t=25731

Midwest: http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?p=348941#348941

Great Plains: http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?p=348942#348942

North West: http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?p=348931#348931

West/South West: http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?p=348935#348935

California: http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?p=348937#348937
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Post by TeckNeon » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:13 pm

That would make a great sticky post or archive at least.
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Post by racer12306 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:54 pm

Alaska and Alabama are up
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Post by 2k1MotorSport » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:34 pm

long way to go... good luck
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Post by racer12306 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:37 pm

Also, if there are special requests send me a PM asking for your state. I make no guarantee that I will be able to get it up in time for you but I will try.
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Post by anomalous0 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:10 am

I'm glad you got this. I've been looking for places to get dyno'd. I just wish they'd post their rates :banghead:
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Post by freerider » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:33 am

Holy crap this will be a LONG list. You might want to see if you could get a sticky posted in each regional board.

Other than that... keep going!!
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Post by Diablo0 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:55 am

Stickied...

Does the list say anything whether the shop is a Mustang or DynoJet?
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Post by racer12306 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:03 am

It does not. I was thinking of calling all the places and getting dyno information, prices, and capabilities (like AWD, tuning, etc)but I figured that would take too much time on my part. After this list gets finished it will just be a simple phone call for someone to find out, or their website probably says most of that info.
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Post by Canada » Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:54 pm

*cough* find Canada a shop *cough*

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Post by racer12306 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:41 pm

Unfortunatly the list I have does not list Canada.

If you find any, let me know and I will put them in the post.

Also, to everyone else. If you call one of these shops and find out cost, capabilities, and dyno type, shoot me a PM and I'll edit the post with that info.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:50 pm

:roll:
W.N.Y.
http://www.kennedysdynotune.com/
Helped me with info on my old daytona....
http://www.kennedysdynotune.com/customcams.htm
He also designed a cam that made 100hp more on a built engine...
I highly recomend the above and he also has an AWD dyno :)
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Post by racer12306 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:55 pm

They are on the list.

I assure everyone, I will get to all the states. I just need some time.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:11 pm

Time,whats that :lol:
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Post by racer12306 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:12 pm

exactly, i probably shouldn't be doing this, but i figured this would help some people out.
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Post by onewickedkid05 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:32 pm

Thanks for the pennsylvania post...anyway u can get the others u can pm me with them if its easier
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Post by racer12306 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:51 pm

typing them here or in a pm is the same. give me a few min and ill try to finish the PA stuff.
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Post by racer12306 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:25 pm

pa is finished

Jason, would you prefer it all in one post or multiple posts.
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Post by racer12306 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:03 am

Arkansas is up and a few from California is up.

There are many many more in California. I am estimating about 120 total shops.
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:08 am

how bout MN?

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Post by 03blackrt » Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:26 pm

Would it be simpler to scan the pages in and post them on PB?

Anyways, good work. :thumbup:

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Post by Diablo0 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:24 pm

racer12306 wrote:pa is finished

Jason, would you prefer it all in one post or multiple posts.
I actually like the idea of splitting them down to the Regional areas...
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Post by racer12306 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:56 pm

Ok, so then I can make posts in all the regional areas and then link them here, or let this one fall down into the depths of 2gn.

However you want to do it is fine with me.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:05 pm

Where's MO? :( I only know of one ---

http://www.revlinemotorsports.com/

RevLine Motors
1010 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108


Also, here is the dyno day I set up there on May 12th :D :D :D

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Post by racer12306 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:22 pm

There are about 20 in MO, and surprisingly Revline is not on the list I have. But it will be on the 2gn list
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:36 pm

racer12306 wrote:There are about 20 in MO, and surprisingly Revline is not on the list I have. But it will be on the 2gn list
Revline just opened recently, and are just getting started which is prolly why :D Coolio :D
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Post by seisephiroth » Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:48 pm

any for Central Virginia?
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Post by 03neonRT » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:41 pm

Any in Northwest Ohio?
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Post by racer12306 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:46 pm

I'm sure there are plenty in Ohio and Virginia. I have been pretty busy lately. I will try to get these up asap
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Post by jckevns » Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:19 pm

03neonRT wrote:Any in Northwest Ohio?
http://www.pure-tuning.com/

http://www.acceleratedperformanceonline.com/
those are the two in Toledo that I know of
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